1. More Wedding Quilts

    One of my relatives recently told me that she didn't expect me to make a quilt for a wedding gift for all of her grandchildren. (She has twelve.) I told her that I love making them and the first thing I do when I hear of an engagement is to start planning a quilt. I shared with you the one I started for my New York niece and I will share a picture of the completed quilt at a later date. It is goin…Read More

  2. More Missouri Quilt Shops

    I thought I would share more pictures from some of the quilt shops I and my friends visited while in Missouri a few weeks ago. We spent a couple of nights in Cameron which is the home of Crossroads Quilting. It was a very nice shop (pictured on the left) with a lot of pre-cuts and a good variety of fabric that we don't see that much in quilt shops in the Houston area. They also carry a lot of wool…Read More

  3. Quilter’s Heaven

    Last week I wrote about the first quilt shop that my two friends and I visited on our week long quilt journey. But one of our main destinations on the trip was the Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri. Jenny Doan has created a mecca for quilters and it did not disappoint. We were lucky enough to get a parking spot near the front of the main store and I'm sure our mouths were agape whe…Read More

  4. Memories by the Yard Quilt Shop

    As mentioned last week, I just got back from a trip to San Antonio where my friend Linda and I visited five different quilt shops. All of them were nice, but three stand out in my mind, so I thought I would review the memorable ones. The last one we visited was Memories by the Yard. The first thing I said when we walked in was "we might be here a while". Located in the northwest part of San Antoni…Read More

  5. Fundraiser T-Shirt Quilt

    I'm always happy to hear about another successful fundraiser quilt. A retired chemistry teacher had me make a t-shirt quilt out of chemistry related t-shirts to help raise funds for teaching scholarships. I just received this message from her: "It brought in more than I paid for it by quite a bit. I was so excited! Scholarship money for teacher education is so important." She also sent me this pic…Read More

  6. Quilts Made from Crown Royal Bags

    About three years ago, I started making quilts from Crown Royal bags.  If you're not familiar with Crown Royal, it is a whiskey that comes in a cloth bag with the Crown Royal logo on it.  Most of the bags are purple, but Crown Royal also makes specialty whiskeys that come with their own special bag.  There are black, red, blue, green and tan to name a few.  Crown Royal drinkers love to collect…Read More